Johnny Morris (footballer)
|Full name||John Morris|
|Date of birth||27 September 1923|
|Place of birth||Radcliffe, England|
|Date of death||6 April 2011(aged 87)|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Playing position||Inside forward|
|1958–1961||Corby Town (player-manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Morris was born in Radcliffe, Lancashire. He started his career as a trainee with Manchester United in 1939, and turned professional in 1941. He guested for clubs including Bolton Wanderers, Charlton Athletic, Wrexham, and Everton during the Second World War, and made his debut for Manchester United on 26 October 1946 in a 3–0 home win against Sunderland in the First Division. He helped the club win the 1948 FA Cup, then, after scoring 35 goals from 93 appearances in all competitions, he was transferred to Derby County in March 1949 for a fee of £24,000. After three seasons at Derby, he finished his League career with Leicester City, where he made more than 200 appearances, and then became player-manager of non-league club Corby Town.
Later life and death
Morris continued to attend functions for the Former Players' Association of Derby County and also played golf regularly into his 80s. He died on 6 April 2011 in a Manchester Nursing home at the age of 87. He was survived by his wife Marian and his two sons, and outlived his only daughter.
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